While the debut of the all-new, S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang was a big deal on its own accord, that bit of news wasn’t all The Blue Oval had to offer months ago – rather, multiple new motorsports-focused variants of the new pony car will be launching in the coming months, too. That includes a new version of the Ford Mustang GT3, which the automaker teased well over a year ago, though at that time, it revealed precious few details about that particular model. Now, CEO Jim Farley has posted a video of the next-gen Ford Mustang GT3 racer out testing, accompanied by a rather intriguing question – which isn’t the first time he’s done such a thing.
Should we make a road version? https://t.co/LxaK6AjvD6
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) March 22, 2023
Obviously, the sight of the new Mustang GT3 blazing around the track accompanied by the intoxicating sounds of its Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 powerplant make this a pretty easy question for any pony car fan to answer, even if the chances of such a thing happening are likely slim to none. Though, as we’ve seen in the past with the Bronco DR and some other specialized models, we can’t truly say that FoMoCo wouldn’t build what would essentially be a hardcore race car for the street.
Designed in conjunction with Multimatic, the new Ford Mustang GT3 would obviously have to be toned down a touch to make it street legal. As it stands, the racer features an exotic combination of parts such as a short and long arm suspension up front and in the rear, a unique aero package, carbon fiber body panels, and a rear-mounted transaxle gearbox, while M-Sport – the automaker’s rally team – took care of the engine tuning.
In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for watching the new pony car racer do battle in various GT3 events around the globe, including the 24 Hours of Daytona and the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will mark Ford’s return to that particular event for the first time since 2019.
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Mmm, something tells me that even if MultiMatic tones this beast down for the street, the cost may still be prohibitive. I’m a big Mustang fan don’t read me wrong here, but it won’t be a Ford GT, so it’d be interesting to see where a price point would fall, and what elements would be reintroduced into the street model.
Depends what “Toned down” means. If they keep the transaxle and the SLA suspension then it could be worth the premium. Up to a point. Make it 6 figures + and you’re competing with a C8 Vette.
I recall Farley asking folks about their interest an Eluminator crate motor.
Then it came.
How refreshing to have a CEO who is a car guy and NOT a bean counter.
Could very easily be the new GT 350, dump the roll cage and seam welded body, dump all the useless tech crap, only item I would retain is A/C. No sat radio, no touch screens, no power seats, no nav system, no leather, no back seat. A dual clutch transaxle would be nice. Just do me one favor, you must junk the strut suspension, SLA suspension front and rear with coil overs, please, no more struts. Cheap coil overs, we can handle putting on the good stuff once we have the car. Make the SLA a kit we can slap on a plain old GT. Anyone that mention SLA cost vs struts, fire them, NOW.
Why not. They justified building the Ford GT as a halo car for several years. This could be its replacement but the price needs to be in the obtainium realm.